Inspection: 1411576.015 - Ups, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale
2001 Avenue P
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Attn: Albert Acosta-Health And Safety Manager 6001 East 8th Ave., Hialeah, FL 33013
Union Status: Union
Inspection Type: Referral
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 07/11/2019
Case Closed: 02/16/2021
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||08/23/2019||09/26/2019||$9,282||$13,260||$0||08/27/2019||R - Review Commission|
At 7:30 p.m. on June 21, 2019, Employee #1 was engaged in courier services. He was driving a truck, lifting packages located in the back of the truck, and delivering packages to clients along a route. He had been working under high ambient temperatures for at least five hours. Wet Bulb Globe Temperatures ranged from 87.50 degrees Fahrenheit (F) to 91.0 degrees F and the heat index ranged from 98.9 degrees F to 104.7 degrees F. Employee #1 called his supervisor after experiencing cramps. The supervisor met Employee #1. Employee #1 was allowed to continue driving the truck for approximately two hours while his supervisor delivered the packages to the clients. When Employee #1 returned to the courier facility center, he was unable to get into his personal vehicle due to the pain he was experiencing. Employee #1 was hospitalized to treat heat exhaustion and was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis.
Keywords:delivery work, driver, heat, heat exhaustion, heat index, heat-related illness , high temperature, muscle exhaustion, truck driver
|1||1411576.015||Hospitalized injury||Driver-sales workers|